6 Steps To More Satisfying Meals

In a food rut or feeling blah about your food choices lately? You’re not alone. Most people buy the same foods every week at the grocery store leaving the palate yearning for some fresh, new and tasty ideas. Here are some tips for making your meals more satisfying and enjoyable.

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Breastfeeding and PCOS: Maximizing Success

I’ll never forget the moment when I first learned that women with PCOS may have a difficult time breastfeeding. I had just given birth after days of labor only to have an emergency c-section. As soon as I was transferred to a hospital room, Terri, the hospital lactation consultant burst through the door. With her were piles of handouts and a contraption I had never laid eyes on before: a hospital grade breast pump. Immediately, Terri started telling me that because I have PCOS, I may experience a problem with breastfeeding. One way to minimize any risk was to start pumping milk-NOW!

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The Power of Sweat: How Short Bouts of Vigorous Exercise Can Improve PCOS

After I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005, one of the first suggestions my doctor offered was to start exercising. I was glad that my doctor didn’t solely rely on medication to treat my PCOS and that she thought lifestyle modification was an important part of my treatment plan. However, I was disappointed by the lack of good information on what exercise was best for PCOS. Fortunately, recent medical studies have uncovered some valuable insights on what types of exercise can be used to help fight PCOS. A study conducted by the University of California San Francisco discovered that intense workouts may be better for managing PCOS than moderate exercise.

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If pizza normally leaves you feeling like you overindulged, you’ll love this version with a crispy cauliflower crust. Over 100% of the recommended amounts for vitamins A and C are found in one serving of this tasty pie. Recipe from The PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook: 100 Easy and Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Beat PCOS.

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Should All Women with PCOS Eat Gluten-Free?

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Are you thinking of changing your diet to one that’s gluten-free? You’re not alone. The number of gluten-free diet books and products available are exploding. Some gluten-free products claim to promote everything from better sleep, increased energy, weight loss and even thinner thighs and cleaner skin. Some gluten-free claims offer treatment for autism and rheumatoid arthritis. It’s no surprise that the primary reason many buy gluten-free foods is a belief that they are viewed as healthier than other foods. But is eating a gluten-free diet a necessity for all women with PCOS? Find out!

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PCOS And Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Treatment And Prevention

If you have PCOS and have been told by your doctor that you have a fatty liver, you aren’t alone. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), commonly referred to as fatty liver, is highly prevalent in women with PCOS, affecting 15% to 55% of women depending on the diagnostic criteria used. The good news is that fatty liver disease is reversible. Here’s what to know.

 

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